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'''Iron''' is a metallic element that possesses strong supernatural properties, and is thus used by hunters when combating certain supernatural creatures.
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==Creatures that Iron effects==
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|image = IronBurns.jpg<br>An Iron chain burns this demon's hands.
*'''Demons-''' touching iron will burn a demon, they also can't cross iron, much like salt. Their weakness to iron is so strong, that even [[Azazel]], one of (if not the) most powerful demons ever to exist, who was immune to many other demon weaknesses, was still affected by Iron (possibly because it was a Devil's trap). The only known demon to be immune to Iron is [[Samhain]].
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*'''Ghosts- '''To be stabbed or shot by iron, will temporalily make the ghost disappear, they also can't cross iron, much like demons. Sam and Dean considered cold iron to be the best way to repel vengeful spirits.
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*'''Fairies- '''All fairies are weakened by iron, although powerful ones like Leprechauns can shrug it off.
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*'''Phoenix- '''Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.
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|powers = *It can harm [[demons]], [[ghosts]], and [[monsters]]
*'''Leshi- '''The only way to kill a Leshi, is to cut of its head with an iron axe.
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|location = Extant, on [[Earth]]
*'''Shtriga'''''-''''' '''Iron is the only known thing that can kill a Shtriga
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Iron also effects humans who enter full astra state, exactly the same as it does to ghosts, they can be imprisoned by it, to touch it causes them pain and makes them temporaily disappear, although like ghosts, they only reappear inside the iron prison.
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|Don't worry. Most creatures I meet can't get it up for iron. It's a common monster problem.
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|[[Dean]] to [[Elias Finch]]
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|''[[Frontierland]]''}}
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'''Iron''' is a metallic element that possesses strong supernatural properties and is thus used by [[hunter]]s when combating certain supernatural creatures.
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==Creatures Affected by Iron==
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*'''[[Demons]]''' - Touching an iron will burn most demons.
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**'''[[Acheri]]''' - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat.<ref>''[[All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Fairies]]''' - All fairies are weakened by iron, although powerful ones like Leprechauns can shrug it off.<ref>''[[Clap Your Hands If You Believe]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Ghosts]] - '''Shooting or stabbing a ghost with iron will temporarily make the ghost disappear. Ghosts also can't cross iron. Sam and Dean consider cold iron to be the best way to repel vengeful spirits. If a person possessed by a spirit touches something made of pure iron the spirit will be forced out of the [[Humans|human]].
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*'''[[Hellhounds]] -''' Iron can harm them as demonstrated in the episode "[[Abandon All Hope...]]" in which [[Ellen]] and [[Jo]] sacrifice themselves to attempt to kill the attacking hellhounds by detonating a propane bomb filled with iron nails and rock salt.<ref>''[[Abandon All Hope...]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Leshi]]''' - The only way to kill a Leshi is to cut off its head with an iron axe.<ref>''[[Fallen Idols]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Phoenix]]es''' - Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.<ref>''[[Frontierland]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Shtriga]]s''' - Consecrated Iron bullets are the only known thing that can kill a Shtriga.<ref>''[[Something Wicked]]''</ref>
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*'''[[Witch]]es''' - Although Iron doesn't hurt witches, it blocks their powers, as Dean used it to restrain [[James Frampton]] and he was unable to escape from them or [[Astral Projection|astral project]].<ref>''[[Man's Best Friend With Benefits]]''</ref> [[Olivette]] was also bound by Iron when [[Crowley]] captured her for his mother [[Rowena]] and was left powerless. However, a sufficiently powerful witch such as Rowena proved able to eventually break free from the iron chains Sam placed on her and even noted that iron won't hold her for too long.
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==Trivia==
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*In many cultures and religions, iron is something that keeps evil and/or supernatural forces at bay.
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==References==
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==See Also==
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*[[Copper]]
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*[[Steel]]
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*[[Brass]]
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*[[Bronze]]
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*[[Silver]]
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*[[Iridium]]
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*[[Gold]]
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Latest revision as of 04:46, December 23, 2019


Don't worry. Most creatures I meet can't get it up for iron. It's a common monster problem.

Iron is a metallic element that possesses strong supernatural properties and is thus used by hunters when combating certain supernatural creatures.

Creatures Affected by IronEdit

  • Demons - Touching an iron will burn most demons.
    • Acheri - Contact with iron will force an Acheri to dissolve and temporarily retreat.[1]
  • Fairies - All fairies are weakened by iron, although powerful ones like Leprechauns can shrug it off.[2]
  • Ghosts - Shooting or stabbing a ghost with iron will temporarily make the ghost disappear. Ghosts also can't cross iron. Sam and Dean consider cold iron to be the best way to repel vengeful spirits. If a person possessed by a spirit touches something made of pure iron the spirit will be forced out of the human.
  • Hellhounds - Iron can harm them as demonstrated in the episode "Abandon All Hope..." in which Ellen and Jo sacrifice themselves to attempt to kill the attacking hellhounds by detonating a propane bomb filled with iron nails and rock salt.[3]
  • Leshi - The only way to kill a Leshi is to cut off its head with an iron axe.[4]
  • Phoenixes - Iron burned the Phoenix's skin, and it couldn't touch Iron, or if imprisoned by it, escape.[5]
  • Shtrigas - Consecrated Iron bullets are the only known thing that can kill a Shtriga.[6]
  • Witches - Although Iron doesn't hurt witches, it blocks their powers, as Dean used it to restrain James Frampton and he was unable to escape from them or astral project.[7] Olivette was also bound by Iron when Crowley captured her for his mother Rowena and was left powerless. However, a sufficiently powerful witch such as Rowena proved able to eventually break free from the iron chains Sam placed on her and even noted that iron won't hold her for too long.

TriviaEdit

  • In many cultures and religions, iron is something that keeps evil and/or supernatural forces at bay.

ReferencesEdit

See AlsoEdit

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